Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni faces a real selection headache before the all-important 2014 World Cup qualifier against Germany.
Already without striker Kevin Doyle because of a thigh problem, the Italian coach could be deprived of few more first team regulars.
Centre-back Sean St Ledger picked up a hamstring problem in the Leicester City’s win over Bristol City, whereas Sunderland winger James McClean has injured his tie in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City.
On top of that, Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan was substituted just 20 minutes into the goalless draw with Liverpool because of a hamstring injury, with all three players now doubtful for the Germany clash.
Manchester United’s Robbie Brady and Sunderland’s David Meyler has already been handed additional call-ups, as Giovanni Trapattoni waits for the medical team to assess the aforementioned players.
Republic of Ireland take on Germany at Aviva Stadium in Dublin and the Irish are 7.50 (13/2) with bet365 to beat the Group C leaders.
Goalkeepers: Keiren Westwood (Sunderland), David Forde (Milwall), Darren Randolph (Motherwell);
Defenders: Stephen Ward (Wolves), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Marc Wilson (Stoke), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Sean St. Ledger (Leicester), Paul McShane (Hull City), Darren O’Dea (Toronto FC);
Midfielder: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Keith Fahey (Birmingham), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Wigan), Keith Andrews (Bolton), Andy Keogh (Milwall), James McClean (Sunderland), David Meyler (Sunderland), Robbie Brady (Manchester United);
Forwards: Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (West Bromwich), Jonathan Walters Stoke).